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E1777. A Trainee’s Guide for Upper Gastrointestinal Series in the Pediatric Population
Authors
  1. Leen Alkukhun; SUNY Upstate Medical University
  2. Alyssa Ionno; SUNY Upstate Medical University
  3. Meghan Stanton; SUNY Upstate Medical University
  4. Ryan Baker; SUNY Upstate Medical University
  5. Ravikumar Hanumaiah; SUNY Upstate Medical University
  6. Anand Majmudar; SUNY Upstate Medical University
Background
Pathologies of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are common in the pediatric population. Etiologies vary and include congenital malformations, traumatic, obstructive, infectious, and inflammatory etiologies. Imaging plays a crucial role in identification and characterization of these pathologies. Of the different modalities that are used for diagnosis and follow-up of GI pathologies, the upper gastrointestinal (UGI) series is a widely used tool to assess the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. It plays a crucial role in demonstrating congenital malformations affecting the GI tract as well as extrinsic pathologies causing compression on the GI tract. In this presentation, we will be discussing the technique for UGI series along with a case-based trainee’s guide for the most common pathologies that are encountered on an UGI series.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
This exhibit aims to review normal anatomy of the upper GI tract; esophagus, stomach, and duodenum; review the technique for upper GI series in the pediatric population;– and reviewing the most common pathologies that are encountered on an upper GI series on emergent and non-emergent basis.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
This exhibit will discuss pathologies affecting the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum in the pediatric population. Pathologies include congenital malformations, foreign body ingestion, midgut volvulus, pyloric stenosis, and vascular rings and impressions.

Conclusion
The UGI series is a vital imaging tool in the pediatric population that facilitates the diagnosis and follow-up of various pathologies affecting the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Trainees should be able to perform pediatric UGI series utilizing the least amount of radiation and be familiar with the different pathologies that may be encountered.